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Self-Test (Drugs)

The following questions concern your potential involvement with drugs, not alcohol. When you answer the questions, remember that the term “drug abuse” does not include alcohol. Instead, it refers to your use of prescribed or over the counter drugs in excess of the recommended dosage. For example, if you were given a prescription for pain killers, but took more than you were supposed to, that would be included. The phrase “drug abuse” also includes any non-medical drug use, including illegal drugs. This includes substances like marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, LSD, and heroin.

Remember that the term “drug abuse” does not include alcohol. You can take the alcohol self-test here.

If you have difficulty with a statement, then choose the response that is mostly right. These questions refer to the past 12 months.

The Drug Abuse Screening Test (DAST) was developed by Harvey A. Skinner, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Toronto.

Have you used drugs other than those required for medical reasons?

Do you abuse more than one drug at a time?

Are you always able to stop using drugs when you want to?

Have you had “blackouts” or “flashbacks” as a result of drug use?

Do you ever feel bad or guilty about your drug use?

Does your spouse (or parents) ever complain about your involvement with drugs?

Have you neglected your family because of your use of drugs?

Have you engaged in illegal activities in order to obtain drugs?

Have you ever experienced withdrawal symptoms (felt sick) when you stopped taking drugs?

Have you had medical problems as a result of your drug use (e.g. memory loss, hepatitis, convulsions, bleeding, etc.)?

You have finished the Drug Self-Test.

You may receive your results by pressing the ‘Click to Submit’ button below.

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